#CanadaGooseKillsDay Reminds Us ‘Tis the Season to Protest Cruelty

Published by Zachary Toliver.

Around the time when winter starts nipping at our noses, those trashy Canada Goose jackets come out of the woodwork. But the start of cold weather also marks the time of year when PETA pushes harder than ever against this cruel company and its support of animal abuse.

Raising awareness this #CanadaGooseKillsDay:

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Check out these photos from #CanadaGooseKillsDay in past years:

Photo Credit: Renaud Philippe

Photo Credit: Justin Canning

Every fur-trimmed, down-filled Canada Goose coat is the product of intense animal suffering.

In the trapping industry, when mother coyotes—who are desperate to get back to their starving pups—are caught in traps, they may try to chew off their own legs to escape. Animals caught in steel traps who don’t die from exposure, blood loss, infection, or predators are typically bludgeoned, shot, or killed in some other violent manner when the trapper returns.

Ducks and geese suffer for down as well. Birds used for their feathers are inevitably sent to the slaughterhouse, where standard practice is to hang them upside down, stun them, and then slit their throats—often while they’re still conscious.

The only ones who need the fur and feathers are the animals themselves.

There’s a reason why many outdoor clothing companies have ditched animal fur and down feathers. Vegan materials—such as faux fur and great alternatives to down feathers—are often much lighter, more durable, and more practical.

In the 21st century, warm, cruelty-free winter coats can be found virtually anywhere. With so many animal-friendly options to choose from, there’s no excuse for anyone to die violently and painfully for fashion.

Help Us Put Even More Pressure on Canada Goose

Stand with PETA and countless other animal rights activists in demanding that Canada Goose stop using animal parts for its clothing and accessories. Urge your friends and family to say no to Canada Goose and yes to animal-friendly fashion!

Click the link below to let Canada Goose know you won’t buy any of its products as long as it uses animal-derived materials.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind